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Mary Washington College
Friday, December 11, 1942
Vol. XVL— No. 12
By Tracy Have
Lof tis Again Winner
Did you see the cross-halls of
Virginia Dormitory a few days
a go? Here, as pretty a sight as
you have ever seen, was presented
the Freshman Doll Show. Under
the sponsorship of the Freshman
Class headed by Frances Tracy
and the members of the Freshman
Commission. Each member, with
her committee, was responsible
for the making and dressing of one
rag doll. These were made of mus-
lin and were stuffed with cotton
batting. Let's give a rousing cheer
to those mothers who sent such
pretty scraps of material. For
two weeks prior to the event it
was not unusual to see the girls
in Frances Willard sitting in the
middle of the floor with yards and
yards of material about them,
sewing away at top speed. Oh, ex-
cuse me, didn't we notice careful
machine-stitching on those gar-
The dolls were judged upon
the merits of workmanship, orig-
inality, completeness of wardrobe
and "playability." Judges were
Miss Lillie Turman, Dean of
Freshmen, Mrs. Reichenbach, and
Mrs. Ross, voice teacher of the
It was not easy to pick a winner,
but you tell us if you don't think
that the doll of Betty Lou Loftis
was not outstanding. Picture a
bride in a white satin gown with
a filmy veil decking her black
curls, costume complete even to
the shower of rice. And her trous-
seau included clothes for every
occasion. One admiring spectator
was heard to say, "I'd love to
dress her." Wouldn't we all? The
red ribbon was awarded to Sonny
Brown's doll: a sweet, fair-haired
lady in a gay flowered frock who
was glanked by two chocolate-
colored (socks, I bet) doll guard-
ians. Turn the little lady upside
down, however, and we have a
darling little colored mammy in a
bright checkered dress. Third prize
went to Sammy May whose doll
was unique in the possession of a
red, embroidered mouth, a colorful
gown with matching parasol and
a dark blue cape to keep her warm.
To Pat Mathewson's doll was
awarded the white ribbon or honor-
able mention: this Miss Blondie
wore a blue and white checkered
pinafore and was even graced with
a flower on her muff and rouge on
her cheeks. And didn't you notice
that roguish "come hither" ex-
pression in her eyes?
Attractive dolls with tastefully
arranged wardrobes were prepared
b y all other groups headed by the
commissioners: Stuart Williamson,
Mary Jane Webster, Beverly
Beadles, Kitty Coleman, Ellen
Turnbull, Mim Riggs, Pat Griffin,
Marie Abell, Ann Colbert, Mickey
Dickson, and Betty Scott.
Dolls were on display Tuesday
and Wednesday and were then
shipped to the Blue Ridge Sani-
torium in Charlottesville, where
they'll make delightful Christmas
Presents for the youngsters there.
Fill those boxes to the brim
Help the ones whose lives are
And pleasures slim.
The poetry is not so good, but
the idea is excellent — the Y
boxes for old clothes mean
something to us. We can give.
If we do, they will mean some-
thing to people in need — they
can have. Don't neglect the Y
°ld clothes box on your hall.
Mm% Christmas afa All
January 16th— Date
Set For "Kind Lady"
Invites Fun; Formal
Well, it looks like Peanut Week
is just about over; and the little
gifts and notes flying around the
campus have been many and var-
ied. There's been a lot of whisper-
ing outside of doors and a lot of
One of the cutest things that we
saw was a pair of little wool dolls,
not at all like the little wool dolls
that we all make. The female of
this pair had a little green crochet-
ed skirt and the little boy wore
overalls. Both had -yellow hair, but
over Mary's pigtails was a tiny
crocheted hat. They were darling,
and we'd like for the girl that
made them to teach us.
For that matter, there were all
kinds of dolls around. One that I
saw had a body made from an
orange and marshmallow head and
arms. Attached was a note that
said, "Mr. Five by Five says
'hello'." The girl across the hall
received one which had been con-
trived from a bone hair pin, a piece
of candy, a straw, and a piece of
Another snappy little trick was
a jack-in-the-box affair. The clever
shell fashioned a box, covered it
with red nail polish, and put in-
side a little whoozit that jumps up
when the lid comes off. Clever
A lot of shells followed the be-
lief that the way to a college girl's
heart is through her stomach.
There were candy bars, animal
crackers, coca-colas, and Nabs.
Some smart little shell sent her
peanut a postage stamp to use on
a letter to her boy friend. Another J
thoughtful soul sent an aspirin —
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Scene Of Modern
Modern Portias held its an-
nual banquet at the Southern
Grill in town Friday, December
4, 1942. For many years now
this English club at Mary Wash-
ington has arranged this formal
social occasion for the purpose
of getting the new members bet-
ter acquainted with each other.
Dr. Shankle sponsor of the
club acted as host and gave a
very fine talk after the delicious
chicken dinner. A program was
planned but it had to be cut
short because the girls wanted
to be back on "the hill" in time
for the Beauty Contest.
One incident that added to
the interest of the banquet was
a message Dr. Shankle received
during the dinner which was
followed by the appearance of
Miss Joyce Davis in "street"
clothes. The message was from
Miss Davis, who was program
chairman for the dinner, to the
effect that she would like to
take part in the festivities of
the evening although she was
not dressed for the occasion.
Dr. Shankle said, of course, she
must come. Miss Davis' appear-
ance was explained in that she
had been delayed at the print-
er's office where she was at-
tending to "The Bullet" of which
she is editor.
Continued on Page 2 .
On True Facts
"KIND LADY" by Edward
Chodorov, to be presented by
the Mary Washington Players,
January sixteenth, is adapted
from a true story by Hugh Wal-
pole. The events in this play
occurred in London, England;
the facts on this case are on
file in the English courts. It is
very effective theatrically; sus-
pense, tension are its highlights.
"KIND LADY" is different from
the usual "thriller"; reminiscent
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College Orchestra Makes
Hit At Last Fall Chapel
The Christmas spirit at M. W. C.
was carried along by the delightful
chapel program which was pre-
sented by the college orchestra un-
der the direction of Mr. Ronald
Faulkner, last Tuesday. The girls
of the orchestra were dressed in
red, looking perfectly beautiful
against a backdrop of night-sky-
blue in which the Star of Bethle-
hem shone forth. The program
consisted of four selections: Pique
Dame overture, the Prayer from
Hansel and Gretel, The March of
the Tin Soldiers, and Christmas
Bells. The hit of the day came
when the orchestra went smoothly
into "White Christmas". Louise
Randall sang the solo part while
snow fell softly on a dimmed stage.
Thanks to Mr. Faulkner and the
girls for helping to assure us all
of a Merry Christmas!
Hear Glee Club
The Glee Club of Mary Washing-
ton College, under the direction of
Miss Marion Chauncey, wiil pre-
sent their annual Christmas Carol
Program in the Auditorium of
George Washington Hall on Sun-
day afternoon, December 13th at
The seventy (70) members of
the club will sing familiar carols
and many carols from European
countries. They will be assisted
by the Glee Club Double Sextette.
Soloists for the program will be
Dorabelle Forrest, Margaret Brew-
er, Muriel Duncan, Betty Ames,
and Louise Randall. The violincello
obligato parts for two pieces will
be played by Marianne Kay.
The piano accompanists will be
Barbara Pugh and June Ellen
Minnerly. Ada Clement will play a
group of Christmas carols on the
organ before the concert and will
play for the singing of some of the
All students of Mary Washing-
ton College and their guests are
invited to attend.
The following program will be
Christmas Music—Ada Clement,
organist; Ave Maria — Arcadelt—
Mary Washington Glee Club.
I. Prayer Perfect — Riley-Steu-
son — Margaret Brewer; II. Halle-
lujah Chorus from "The Messiah"
— Handel — Mary Washington Glee
Club; III. Carol of the Russian
Children — White Russian — Mary
Washington Glee Club; IV. Jesu
Bambino — Pietro You — Dorabelle
Forrest; V. Sleep, Holy Babe —
Matthews — Mary Washington Glee
I. Christmas Night — Slovak;
Peace on Earth — Slovak; If I Had
Lived in Bethlehem — B e t h u e 1
Gross— Glee Club Double Sextette;
IT. In the Sky a Wondrous Star —
Muriel Duncan; III. Coventry
Carol— Old English; Panis Angeh-
cus — Frauck-Deis — Mary Wash-
ington Glee Club.
I. Familiar Carols — 1 Adeste
Fidelis— 17th Century Latin ; 2 We
Three Kings — Hopkins — Beulah
Spain and the Glee Club; 3 It Came
Upon the Midnight Clear— Willis;
4 The First Noel — English —
Ada Clement and the Glee Club;
5 O, Little Town of Bethlehem—
Brooks-Redner; 6 Joy To the
World — Watts - Handel — Mary
Washington Glee Club; II. The
Holy City— Louise Randall; III.
Softly the Stars Were Shining—
Torovsky; See, Amid the Winter
Snow— Old English; Birthday of a
King— Neidlinger — Mary Washing-
ton Glee Club.
I. O Holy Night— A. Adam— Del-
ma George and the Glee Club; II.
The Angel's Song— William Stick-
les — Betty Ames; III. Ava Maria — '
Schubert — Dorabella Forrest, Bet-
ty Ames, and Louise Randall, solo-
ists, Mary Washington Glee Club;
IV. Silent Night— Gruber — The
Double Sextette and the College
The EPAULET will be ready
for delivery Monday or Tues-
day. We're looking forward to
our first issue of MWC's liter-
ary publication. Have you a
Friday, IteeemUr ii,
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Without sacrificing editorial independence or their
right to make independent judgments, editors and
staff members of this newspaper agree to unite
with all college newspapers of the nation to sup-
port, wholeheartedly and by every means at their
command, the government of the United States in
the war effort, to the end that the college press of
the nation may be a united Voice for Victory.
DO YOU SUPPORT YOUR CLUB?
Walk up to almost any club president on the hill
and ask her how her club is coming this year. Ten
to one, the answers will all be the same, "Not so
Since Pearl Harbor day or shortly thereafter,
there has been a noticeable decline in extra-curricu-
lar activities at Mary Washington. That lasted
through last winter and spring and has been espec-
ially evident since the start of school this Septem-
What is the trouble? Does anone know? If so,
the club presidents concerned would certainly ap-
preciate a hint to the wise.
We can only hazard a guess as to the reason for
this marked lack of interest in activities. We'd say
it's an unconscious lack of morale — or any less
hackneyed word than morale, if you prefer. The
war seems to have occupied our thoughts complete-
ly, which is as it should be if we are to win. But
there is still that home front to be taken care of.
We remained in college at the outbreak of the
war in order to further educate ourselves and to
prepare ourselves to live fuller and more useful
lives in the post-war world. Why are we letting our-
selves and our nation down?
The importance of extra-curricular is still what
it always has been and more. A well-rounded edu-
cation is that in name only unless one learns the
practical as well as the theoretical side of college.
Let's go back to the club we joined and then for-
got. Let's join the clubs we've always wanted to
and haven't. That way we'll do just that much more
to help ourselves. We will also be doing that much
more to help the war effort, for now under the dir-
ection of the college Committee on War Activities,
all clubs are being disbanded unless they are prov-
ing helpful to the war effort.
Our clubs need us and we need them. Uncle Sam
needs us and we need him. Put two and two to-
gether and only one thing is possible — more and
ORCHIDS to Mr. Faulkner and
the Orchestra for the very ef-
fective and stirring Christmas
chapel program on Tuesday,
and to Mr. Jones for helping
to stage it.
ONIONS to vocalists or performers
of any kind who consider the
College Shoppe a proper place
to demonstrate their so-called
ORCHIDS to the Junior Class for
its pulchrltudinous line-up of
Mary Washington beauties.
ONIONS to the girls who don't
"Shell" out for their Peanuts.
ORCHIDS to Mrs. Bushnell for the
Christmas Carol to which we
look forward at every dinner
ONIONS to the girls who don't
write to their friends in the
ORCHIDS to the College Shoppe
girls at the fountain who wait
so patiently on us when we're
three and four deep at the
ONIONS to girls who stop in line,
particularly in going in and
out Dining Hall doors, tc have
ORCHIDS to the Sergeant from
Quantico who comes down
every Monday night to drill
with the Cavalry Troop. Under
his command it will soon be
marching with truly soldier-
ONIONS to those two hours of
agony known as examinations!
What do we have to have
them for anyway?
ORCHIDS to those rare individuals
who have studied all quarter
and don't have to cram for
This is the time of the year when the "goose
hangs high" and a cheery holiday spirit prevades
This first quarter has held many memorable
moments for all of us. We spent the first Thanks-
giving for many years here on campus. The flood
of course is not to be overlooked. It taught many of
us a lesson that won't be forgotten very soon. The
class benefits that have been staked have deserved
a hand also. The addition of the art collection to
the campus by the college administrators and the
murals in Monroe have also been milestones this
Altogether this fall has been most successful.
The staff and sponsors of THE BULLET feel
that the utmost co-operation of every person on
the hill has been extended to them. We take this
opportunity to wish you — each one — a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW
XEAR! We will be seeing you!
Notice To Student Body
The Library Staff is asking
for the cooperation of the stu-
dent body in returning all books
to the library and paying all
fines, before the close of this
Fall Quarter. If this is not
done, it will be necessary to
withhold grades until these
matters have been settled.
Margaret D. Calhoun,
Letter Received From
Washington, D. C.
November 28, 1942.
Dear Mrs. Snyder:
The Legation wishes to thank
you again for the invitation to
participate in your War Bond
rally program last Thursday,
According to the report of
Dr. Lauwers, the rally was a
success from every point of
view. She enjoyed the hospi-
tality of the students and fac-
ulty and was greatly impressed
with the patriotic spirit which
was evidenced in a concrete
way by the splendid response
in the buying of War Bonds.
We should also like to thank
you for having included in an
already crowded program the
reading of the message of Presi-
dent Benes. An effort such as
your College made is an example
which every institution could
well emulate and thus make a
vital contribution toward final
First Secretary of Legation.
What faculty member stand-
ing on the corner of a busy in-
tersection in Washington was
heard to say, "How wonderful it
is to see some goodlooking men
Gene Autrey's expression "It's
Round-Up Time" certainly fits
on M. W. C.'s campus this week
as everyone is being "herded"
into studying and "coralled"
Just a passing thought or ex-
pression: "It's "round-up time"
for those books overdue too in
the library. Let's bring them
in before something drastic has
to be done!
Still keeping to the western
idea, there will be a lot of "bull-
slinging" this week.
The theme of last week-end,
I understand for most of the
girls was the new version of
one of our latest song hits. It
was "Praise the Lord and Call
Up Quantico"! This shortage
of "mail" and "male" up here
is getting terrific! Mim Waters
managed to have a mighty cute
midshipman up here last week-
One of our most popular co-
eds these days is Lt. Jim Cheat-
um, Ruthie Birchett's man. I
understand that it's being taken
up in the treasurer's office about
his paying tuition.
Jane Goodwin's motto at play
practice is "Two's company but
three's a lot more fun!"
That marvelous bulk of "six
(6) feet, four (4) inches" sailor
is really giving the Navy a lot
of good, free publicity on the
Joan Sheaffer came back from
her trip to North Carolina,
sparkling, but not quite as
sparkling as that wondrous ob-
ject on her third finger, left
hand. We think you're mighty
lucky to have someone like
Jimmy but then he's a pretty
fortunate man too!
I understand Thelma McGaw's
room looks like a photograph
album! More power to her.
Mr. Faulkner's Chapel pro-
gram of last Tuesday made quite
an impression on the whole
student body. In movie langu-
age, it would be called a "5-bell"
Who was the girl who was
seen combing her tresses on the
street? That's not traditional at
M. W. C. Ech! Teh! We each
have a room.
Why is it Dr. Reid hates to
give his Saturday nights up for
play practice? That's a "$64
"Twink" Zirkle, Ola Lavore,
and Frances Rice are being
given special exams by Mr.
Jones — something pertaining to
Home Economics or sewing!
For further information, see
Frances. Don't let her evade
Just to change the conversa-
tion a little:
Wanted: A jitterbug teacher
for Mr. Houston. In exchange,
he offers rhumba lessons!
Lost: Hilda Park's southern
accent in her part in KIND
Found: Where Martha Powell
keeps her heart these days
.... but I won't tell.
Reward: For anyone who can
guarantee a "White Christ-
Until after the holidays, then,
Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year! Have a good vaca-
tion but, remember I'll be
Staff Adds Apprentices After Trial
We thought you would like
to know who has been doing all
the news reporting for The Bul-
let this quarter.
Betty Abbott, Patricia Crom-
bie, Jessie Chatto, Shelley Ear-
hart, Anna Fortmann, Eliza-
beth Gorham, Elizabeth Harri-
son, Rosalyn Hudgins, "Georgia"
Hudson, Joan Lane, Anne Mac-
Rae, Pat Mathewson, Micky
Mills, Betty Moore, Hope Ogden,
'Catherine Palmer, Pat Perry,
Mary .Powell, _ Betty _ Pratt,
Esther Shagan, Rosemary Shee-
han, Anita Spivey, Rebecca
Walker, and Margaret Ann Wil-
son are the gals we love.
In emergencies — such as we
knew occasionally — the Journa-
lism class came through!
When you ask — who are the
typists, we could reply that
"Mickey" Kidd, Eleanor Wil-
bourne, Helen Boyd, and Betty
O'dell rushed copy from morn
Martha Scott, Feature Editor
tells us that Juanita Waltrous,
Ariene Smith, Suzanne Norton,
Hilda Parks, and Betty Abbott
were responsible for those cute
feature stories. If any of these
girls stop to interview you,
don't try to hide any secrets!
They will find them out.
The gals who deliver THE
BULLET to you after we get
through with it are: Margaret
Long, Mattie Gibson, Meta Eps-
burg, Mary Chilton, Dottie Rob-
inson, Libby Phillips, Betty At-
kins, Janice Worsley, Nettie
Evans, Frances Cutchin, Anne
Bailey, Anna Austin Roberts,
Betty O'dell, Mickey Dixon,
Anne Buchanan, Shirley Kinsey,
Nellie Gray Gooch, Jerry Ras-
mussen, Betty Short, Camille
Spicer, Anna Fortmann, Shel-
ley Earhart, Mcikey Mills, and
Advertising under the direc-
tion of Dot Drake and Jean
Wade was solicited by Jeanne
Shade, Louise Miller, Helen
Douros, Virginia Arrow, Doro-
thy Hiers, Jean DeShazo, and
Kitty Avery and Anne Dawr-
deit have been serving as proof-
readers along with other mem-
bers of the staff.
Stacia Douros has in her art
department, Helen Pappas who
can draw a wicked straight line
or track any photo down.
There you have the latest
names of people associated with
If you want to work on your
college paper and to add your
name to this list, see the Editor
at the beginning of next quarter.
CAPITAL to CAMPUS
A. C. P.'s Correspondent Reports from Washington
FOR TEEN AGERS
Right now the lid is down
tight on information concern-
ing the army's plan for sending
drafted 'teen age men back to
college. Officials and educa-
tors here say it soon will be
spelled out in detail.
However, it is a virtual cer-
tainty that all 18 and 19 year
olds who are drafted — whether
or not they're college men —
will be eligible to take tests to
determine whether they shall
be assigned to colleges and uni-
versities for technical and scien-
They probably will be selected
on the basis of education, as
well as for "qualities of leader-
ship, military ability and apti-
tude for more education."
It is unlikely the 'teen age
plan will resemble the current
"contract" arrangement both
the army and navy already have
with some colleges. Under the
contract plan, men already to
the services are assigned to col-
leges for short periods of train-
ing, usually three months.
It appears that 'teen age men
will get longer periods of train-
ing of a highly specialized and
The back-to-college plan, or
whatever it may be called, is
likely to hit small arts colleges
hard. The army and navy will
probably take over the physical
facilities of many of them to
train men in techniral cubic ts
The art of war leaves little room
for other arts.
* * *
Radio singer Frank Sinatra
at one time studiel civil e»»iJ'"
neering at Stevens Tech,
Y Cabinet To Lose
Ann Mason; Ada
Clements To Take
There will be a change in Y
Cabinet at the beginning of the
new year, with Ada Clements,
popular Senior, taking the position
as leader of the Y Choir. Ann Ma-
son, now holding that place, is
finishing her college work this
Ada has been outstanding dur-
ing her work here as a first-rate
musician, always ready to help
This recognition of her ability i£
one of many which have been
Ann, who has completed the
four-year course in slightly over
three years, has majored in Public
School Music, minoring in Com-'
mercial and Elementary Educa-
tion. Her college career was high-
lighted by a year on Student Coun-
cil, as house president of Cornell.
She took over the choir in the
spring of 1942. Tins summer she
served as Vice President and Pres-
ident of Y in the two summer
quarters, and in September began
again with Choir.
And now there's the question of
"a job." She is considering two —
one teaching music in Virginia and
the second stenographic work in
Lexington Air Base near her home
in Columbia, South Carolina. No
matter where she goes from here,
the gratitude and appreciation of
the Y, Student Council, her friends
— everyone who knows her — will
go with her.
Friday, December 11, 1942
Turkey And Cake!
With the vacation days just
about upon us, the buzzing and
planning goes on apace. Lots of
us have big things planned, lots
of us are just as excited about
that long-anticipated trip home.
Just about the most excited
of the excited must be SYLVIA
HERBST. Sylvia will be mar-
ried during the holidays in Cali-
fornia, will not be returning to
Mary Washington next quarter.
We hate to lose her, but — ! Our
best wishes to you, Sylvia. And
the same good wishes to MARY
MARGARET PARCELL, who is
going to Florida to be married
on Christmas Eve to Lt. John
Rawlings. To BETTY HUNT-
INGTON we also hate to say
good-bye; Betty will be married
during the holidays, at her home
in Arlington. BERTHA MAC-
PHAIL is very secretive about
it all, but she has dropped a
few hints about the Navy. And
to wind up the weddings and
engagements department, we
find BETTIE GRIGGS is — no,
not engaged — going to be a
bridesmaid in a friend's wed-
ding during the holidays.
The New York theatres will
be the Mecca of many Mary
Washington girls during the
next few weeks. MARY FRAN-
CES FLYNN plans to really do
the town up right while visiting
her aunt, while BETTY LOU
CARRIER hopes to work on a
play for summer stock if she
can manage time off from
Princeton. ROSEMARY FAIR-
BANK is devoting every other
evening of her stay in New
York to the plays, wants her
friends notified that on the al-
ternate evenings she can be
found at Copa Cabana.
Georgia Tech gets MARTHA
CHERRY, Staunton Military
Academy gets BETTY ATKINS,
and Charleston's Citadel hopes
that BETTY ABBOTT will
grace their Christmas dances.
Also, ELLEN TRIMBLE has
been hearing some pretty ex-
citing things about what goes
on at West Point during Plebe
Christmas. She is looking for-
ward to a really gala time up
there. EVELYN CASS will bej
on hand for hte Massachusetts
State College Military Ball.
The sports department boasts,
Graduate At End
Of Fall Quarter
There are an unusual number
>f graduates for the Fall Quar-
er this year, due to wartime
'ccelleration of courses. Among
:hose graduating before Christ-
-nas are: RUTH PHYLLIS
BAILEY — now finishing her
iractice teaching at Bowling
Ireen; very active in the musi-
cal club, prominent member of
L he swing band, the orchestra,
md the band.
MARGARET LEWIS DRA- !
°ER — an Elementary Education
major, did her practice teaching
•ight in her home town of Fal-
OLIVE MAE HANSELL— bet-
ter known as Beebe, hails from
\thens, Pa. She is taking her
3. S. degree with Physical
Education as her major, is plan-
ning to teach Physical Ed. at
Morrison High School in Den-
bigh, Va. Her activity this fall
us student head of hockey was
EMMA MAUDE JESTER—
now doing practice teaching in
Richmond, will receive her B. S.
in Education this quarter. She
comes from Frandtown, Va.
ESTHER VIRGINIA JOHN-
SON — of Richmond, will take
her degree in Commerce, was
member of Sigma Tau Chi,
Mary Washington Players, Epau-
HELEN FRANCES KESSLER
— of Orange, taking her B. S.
in Elementary Education.
PHYLLIS LIEBERMAN — of
Brooklyn, N. Y., will receive her
B. S. in Education, hopes to join
the WAVES or to teach social
LOLA JEAN McKIMMEY —
from Lovetesville, Va., is leav-
ing with a B. S. degree in Public
School Music, plans to take a
position as elementary teacher
in Loudoun County.
ANNE BENNETT MIDDLE-
TON — of Aberdeen, Maryland,
is- taking her B. S. degree in
MARY WALLACE— or rather
Mrs. Mary Wallace Huskey,
member of Modern Portias and
the Choral Club, among her
— of Exmore, Pennsylvania, tak-
ing her B. S. degree in Home
JEAN APPLEGATE is also
graduating. However she could
not be reached for an interview.
To these girls we all join in
the best wishes for a bright fu-
ture, and we hope to see you
back here with us for a visit in
the near future.
quite a variety, with MONIKA
DAHL donning her skis at every
possible chance, ANGIE VEREN-
IS not only skiing but ice-
skating and tobogganing in the
Maine snows, and BETTY AMES
basking in the Florida sunshine
at Atlantic Beach near Miami.
NATASHA KADICK and BET-
TY B. SMITH are counting on
a little fox-hunting at Fort Ben-
ning, Georgia; and speaking of
sports, sporty is the word for
their transportation to the Peach
State. Betty's roommate, MAR-
GARET HUDSON, is the proud
possessor of the keys to the cute
green convertible parlted near
the library, has also the gas
tickets to get the car home.
She is driving it home for her
cousin, who has gone over-seas,
so doesn't feel unpatriotic about
the whole thing. LAZELLE
ANDERSON will be the fourth
on the trip.
In the line of interesting holi-
day jobs is that of MARIA
ABELL, who will spend ten
days with the Weather Bureau
in Washington. Maria is look-
ing forward to a camping trip
on the Potomac for a holiday
treat, also promises to do a good
job of celebrating New Year's I
Arranged By Mr.
By the time the printer's ink
is dry on this, we hope you all
will have seen the poster display
outside the College Shoppe —
hope you stopped out there and
took a good look at them and
absorbed the message oh each
When Mr. Boyd Graves went
to the annual meeting of the
Virginia State Education Asso-
ciation in Richmond, he brought
back with him samples of post-
ers from government agencies.
Their purpose is to promote the
sale of bonds and stamps and to
stimulate production in defense
industries. These were turned
over to a committee in Elemen-
tary Education 311, which put
the posters on display in Chand-
Many of the posters empha-
sized the dangers of talking too
freely and too much. One of
the most appealing was the one
which pictured a little girl
clutching the photograph of a
soldier: "What you're making
may save my daddy's life."
The class found that a study
of the posters was helpful in
clarifying art education prin-
ciples that apply to the making
of posters by children in ele-
Jean Boyle was chairman of
the committee which was ap-
pointed to put up the display.
Members of the committee were:
Mae Barnes, Isabel Hilldrup,
Cena Carswell, Mary Emeline
Hall, Anna Austin Roberts, Lib-
by Phillips, Louise Cook, Vir-
ginia Wells, Caroline Watts,
Nancy Gravatt, Phyllis Quinby
be telling!" However, her room
mate told us that a certain gen-
tleman named David would prob-
ably be taking care of the situa
The Army, Navy, and Marinf
Corps have granted some Christ
mas furloughs which are making
lots of the girls very happy
Continued in last column.
Dear Santa Claus:
This year M. W. C. girls are
mailing their Christmas list
early. We have an extra long
vacation so we're hoping you
won't forget a single thing, l
guess you'll have a pretty big
job, but we're pledging all our
efforts to helping you give
everybody the biggest Christmas
yet — one which will last us a
lifetime and for which we will
be richer in body, mind, and
Here's the list and we hope
we've been good enough girls
to have them all:
1. Perfect health with which
to perform the extra duties ex-
pected of us as citizens of a
country fighting for what it
2. Unflinching courage to ful-
fil a purpose each of us has in
3. The incentive to produce
an unprecedented scholastic rec-
ord in the coming year.
4. The spunk to meet on-
coming handicaps, disappoint-
ments, and even hardships
brought on by the war, like good
5. The will power and de-
sire to do without so many in-
cidentals in order that we may
buy more war stamps and
6. More time to devote to
7. Buoyant spirits that we
may laugh at trouble and en-
courage the disheartened to do
Wishing for you, Santa, a
Merry, Merry Christmas, and A
Prosperous New Year!
MWC Student Body.
P. S. Please don't forget
the candy and firecrackers if
you still have room!
Here's proof that Mary Washington girls are the prettiest girls
| we know! The judges, after much debating, presented Myron
When we asked FRANCES Russell Ten Eyck, winner, the silver loving cup and Nancy Aitch-
TRACY what her plans were, i son > runner-up, a Defense Stamp nose-gay at the annual Beauty
she would only say "That would! Contest sponsored by the Junior Class.
Increasing Value Of
By J. H. DODD
Traditionally students have
assumed that there is little re-
lationship between foreign lan-
guages and commerce. And be-
cause of our large population
and wide extent of territory,
the attitude has had consider-
able justification. But the
peace will bring about condi-
tions that will create a new re-
lationship between languages
and business. When peace
comes, young women who can
speak and write a foreign
language and who are trained
in the skills and knowledge of
business will find the area of
employment opportunity very
greatly expanded. American
interests — business, industrial,
military, educational, and relief
activities — will extend to all
parts of the world. To aid in
carrying on the work of the
representatives of our business
concerns, philanthropic organi-
zaitons, and government in
other countries will require a
large number of clerical work-
ers, including secretaries, stenog-
raphers, bookkeepers, machine
operators, filing clerks, and
others. And it will be necessary
that they be familiar with the
language of the people in the
region where they will work.
Indicative of the interest
which American universities
and colleges are beginning to
give to our post-war relations
with other parts of the world is
preparing a program of "Foreign
Areas Studies." This program
will be designed to train col-
lege graduates in the customs,
language, government, and his-
tory of various regions of the
world. It is intended especially
for engineers, economists, execu-
tives, and relief workers, as
well as other specialists, who
look forward to positions in
foreign countries after the war.
The program will include
courses in languages and cus-
toms of Japan, China, Russia,
Germany, France, Italy, Spain,
It is evident that here is a
phase of post-war planning that
will have much personal appeal
to many forward-looking young
men and women. It is probable
that the opportunity for em-
ployment in a foreign country
ifter the war, if one is well
trained in business, will be
limited only by his or her
ability to write and speak a
about it all. Among the hap-
oiest is JO WALKER, whose
brother will be home on a short
furlough during her holiday.
JOY PRIDEAUX posts warning
to the Boston night clubs that
they are going to be done up
thoroughly, in a lady-like, non-
incendiary fashion. Her part-
ner in merriment will be one
Pvt. Ryan, U. S. M. C, whose
furlough coincides with Joy's
ELIZABETH SNYDER is very
impartial with her favors — is
dividing her time between Fred-
sricksburg, Richmond, Washing-
ton, Philadelphia, New York,
and all points nor — pardon, this
is not a conductor speaking.
Country club dances, parties
of all kinds galore — but receiv-
ing the largest number of votes
=is to popular holiday diversions
were eating and sleeping.
There are lots of girls who
are planning to donate a good
part of their holidays to the Red
Cross, to the U. S. O., and to
other worthy organizations. We
say more power to them, and
let's hope that each and every
Mary Washington girl can find
a little time and energy for just
that sort of contribution. We
are all anxious for a holiday, but
don't let's forget that the war
won't pause even for an instant,
Christmas season or not.
But here's to a wonderful
time for all — Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
Friday, December 11, 1942
Dramatics Department And Behind
Speech And Your
By DR. NORMAN M. REID
You have just entered the room
and you see someone who makes
a particularly favorable impres-
sion. That person has a pleasant
face, is dressed tastefully and im-
presses you as a person worth
You are introduced to the per-
son and then your original im-
pression is either confirmed or is
totally destroyed. The voice, the
diction, the grammar may be a
direct contradiction to all other
"props" forming the personality.
If the original impression
changes for the worse, you are
diappointed and change your at-
tention to a more interesting in-
Few people realize how speech
is the give away of personality.
It is perhaps not too much to say
that the girl who is beautiful but
literally dumb has as much chance
for social success as the girl who
is beautiful but murders the king's
English. A handsome, well-groom-
ed man or woman is cheating him-
self, as well as the group of
friends which forms his little
world, if he promises a cultured,
well-bred personality by a nice
surface appearance and then dis-
appoints his friends by uncouth
The final test of a person's per-
sonality, socially speaking, is the
way he speaks.
Here at Mary Washington we
are attempting to accomplish what
all schools of speech throughout
the country are trying to achieve:
the elimination of poor speech
habits and the substitution of cor-
rect diction, proper use of the
voice and the ability to abolish at
will any colloquialisms that might
mar an otherwise good speaking
It is amazing what can be ac-
complished in one term if the stu-
dent cooperates and tries earnestly
to rid herself of her particular
defect. In the first term, (speech
230) she studies phonetics inten-
sively and achieves, as perfectly as
possible, the standard of good dic-
tion that has been set by speech
teachers throughout the country.
A record is made of her voice
for the purpose of showing her
how her voice sounds to other
people. Seldom does she recognize
her voice as her own. This proves
the poet Burns' adage about seeing
or hearing ourselves as others do.
In the second term (speech 231)
with a phonetic basis already set,
she can study to greater advantage
other more specialized elements in
the cultivation of a good voice.
What is the ultimate aim in the
study of speech? It is to speak
well for public functions, for the
radio, for oral performance in
plays and for social contacts in
general. This is the aim in part
enly, however. The ultimate goal
is to improve personality.
A man or woman who has a
pleasing voice, good diction and
clear enunciation will go much
farther in life than the individual
who lacks these qualities. The
study of speech is on the increase
throughout the United States. The
stage, radio and movies are in
their own special way making us
more speech conscious than we
have heretofore been.
"Lights, curtain, action" That's the cry that the M. W. Players
will be hearing soon. Here's scene from play practice on KIND
LAD'S without benefit of the scenery, costuming, or lights. It's
practice like this that goes on for weeks before the final night
The Director And The Melodrama
In "Kind Lady"
Charlie Moffit, who hails
from Gary, Indiana, plays the
part of a mean, sinister fellow
in "KIND LADY." Charlie says
that someday he would like to
play the lead in a play, but di-
rectors take one look at him and
put him in a character part.
Charlie has had heaps of ex-
perience. While in Gary he
did technical work in the Gary
W'fon 1f.ftther!r»e Cornell or
■ Maurice Evans stars in a play,
there is sure to be a "sell-out"
at the box office. If Bert Lahr,
Beatrice Lillie or Ethel Walters
is billed in any show, the the-
atrical manager is practically
certain that he can announce
"standing room only."
Why is this so? It is true be-
cause these people have name
value to the public. They are
outstanding actors whose repu-
tations as performers draw the
How many people are inter-
ested in, or vaguely recall, the
name of the director of a show?
Very few. The performers of a
play get the attention and at-
tract the theater-going public;
the director is generally ig-
nored or completely forgotten.
The director, however, is the
man behind the scenes who re-
gards the actors as the puppets,
and he must create them and
mould them into a living ex-
ample of the playwright's idea.
The actors know this and, in
general, regard his word as law.
The director does more than
merely tell people where to
stand. He is the translator or
interpreter of the playwright's
idea of plot, characterization,
mood, tempo, pace, etc. From
a printed script he takes the
story and makes of it a living
illustration of the play itself.
If the director lacks talent or
imagination, the play will not as
a rule "jell." If he does have
these qualities, however, the
play has a strong chance of
going over successfully, regard-
less of any lack of outstanding
talent or scenic display. Do
not misunderstand this state-
ment, though, for good acting
talent and technical skill are of
great help to the director and
lessen his problems consider-
During recent years the
Civic Theater. He played in
Salisbury Maryland Community
Players and Stock in Hoboken,
New Jersey. While a member
of Skeleton Company in the
Baltimore Museum of Art, he
nearly missed an important en-
trance. He was playing the
part of Faker England in "Room
Service." At a certain cue he
was supposed to stride onto the
stage carrying a large bunch of
bananas. He missed the cue and
had to sneak on stage not even
bothering to come through a
Here's hoping he makes all
his entrances in "KIND LADY."
Be looking for him the sixteenth
Norman M. Reid
movies have educated the pub-
lic to consciousness of the ex-
istance of the director. Hitch-
cock, Capra, Lubitsch are names
that guarantee a good show to
the movie-going public. Guth-
rie McClintic is a name that
symbolizes more than merely
competent direction of a play.
Plays must be judged from
the criteria of the play itself,
the director and the actors.
Some years back, this writer
was interested in acting only.
Why? Because the actor got
the spotlight, the applause and
the congratulations. With de-
velopment along other branches
of the theater, realization came
of the infinite possibilities for
development in the directing
end of work. Now I wouldn't
change places with any actor.
I still prefer directing to any
other phase of theatrical ac-
Any aspiring director with a
sense of "theater" will welcome
the chance to direct melodrama.
In this form of play is an op-
portunity to appeal to the pri-
mary emotions of the audience
and to get an emphatic response
that rewards all effort. That is
why "KIND LADY," "NIGHT
MUST FALL" and "LOVE
FROM A STRANGER" are
treats for any director.
"KIND LADY" is especially
good theater material. Here
the elements of suspense, ten-
sion, mood and general atmos-
phere are particularly signifi-
cant. These are carried, through
action and dialogue, right to
the end of the play. When you
see "KIND LADY" on January
16 you will realize these facts
in the actual illustration.
Melodrama, then, while re-
garded by connoisseurs of the
theater as being far from the
highest form of theatrical art,
has as definite a place in the
theater of today as in that of
the past. "ANGEL STREET,"
"ARSENIC AND OLD LACE"
and "UNCLE HARRY," all pres-
ent Broadway successes, illus-
trate the public's love for the
Of all these plays in the melo-
dramatic group, I feel that
"KIND LADY" is the best. It
is the most delicately written
and is modern in its phychologi-
cal treatment of characters, and
it is definitely "different" as a
play. You will like it.
Flora Copenhaver is student
director of KIND LADY, and in
this capacity is called upon to
do everything from prompting
and "feeding lines" to "phoning
wives when husbands fail to be
on time for rehearsals." She
makes a charming hero (pinch-
hitting for Mr. Houston) and is
equally good at being carried
on and off the stage by Dr.
Castle when "Ada" isn't around.
A student director's job is one
that requires long hours, concen-
tration, and experience. Flora
has had much in her past three
years at Mary Washington to
prepare her for this job. She
has done technical work on
many of the plays, has had a
leading role in one, and has di-
rected a one-act play. Her ma-
jor is dramatics, and she is
practice-teaching in that field.
Flora is the official "worrier"
for the play. She worries about
rehearsals; she worries about
the performance. But her chief
fear is that Dr. Reid will break
his neck jumping onto the stage
via a wobbly chair. She sug-
gests that kind-hearted M. W.
students build some steps or
donate a good solid dynamite
"Rehearsals don't become bor-
ing," Flora remarks, "because
something funny is always hap-
pening on the sidelines where
'Bashful' Archie Smith manages
to entertain the technical work-
ers to the amusement of the
rest of us."
When she finally returns to
her dormitory, she is in either
a very good or a very bad mood,
depending upon whether the
rehearsal has been good or bad.
"However," (I quote her room-
mate) "whether the rehearsal
was good or bad, whether she is
'up' or 'down', she is always
* * *
CAST FOR "KIND LADY"
Evelyn Frances Rice
Mr. Foster Mr. Boyd Graves
Mary Herries Mary Vaughan
Lucy W»eston_, Elizabeth
Rose Nathalie Tallman
Phyllis Glenning Hilda de
Peter Santard__Mr. Archie Smith
Henry Abbott Mr. Levin
Ada Edwina Parker
Doctor Dr. William Castle
Mr. Edwards Mr. Charles
Mrs. Edwards Jane Goodwin
Aggie Edwards_ -Daphne Crump
Gustav Rosenberg Mr. Emil
Plays Dual Role
Daphne Crump has a most
unusual role in KIND LADY.
She is a pick-pocket, and a good
one. "Aggie" can't sit still and
can't keep her hands off things.
Daphne explains "Aggie ain't
brung up right." She has very
little to say but a great deal to
Daphne has done technical
work on several layers' produc-
tions, directed two one-act
plays, and now is stage man-
ager for KIND LADY. She is
teaching dramatics successfully
at Fredericksburg High School
and hopes to make teaching her
vocation. We know her person-
ality will certainly help her in
making a success of teaching —
and of KIND LADY.
Because of the gas shortage
and other "minor" details we
are unable to go to "Broadway"
to see the latest hit shows.
Therefore, the Mary Washing-
ton Players are bringing them
to you, The Players' first pro-
Alpha Psi Omega I
Founded Here 1937
Twenty-two Mary Washington
students and seven faculty mem-
bers have comprised the history of
the Eta Eta cast of Alpha Psi
Omega, national honorary college
dramatic fraternity, since Mary
Washington was granted a chapter
in November, 1937. Of this total
number, only three student and
three faculty members of Alpha
Psi Omega are still at the college.
On the hill, as well as in college
and universities throughout the
country, the fraternity serves as
an honorary goal to be achieved
by aspiring amateur Thespians and
as a guiding hand for dramatic
work in general. Hard working
Mary Washington Players have
thoughts of making Alpha Psi
Omega ever before them when
painting scenery or reading
Shakespeare for Players' present
Only once to date has the Eta
Eta cast departed from its purely
honorary status and that was in
the active sponsoring of the Play-,
ers' presentation of "The Shining
Hour" last year. However, the
fraternity hopes to sponsor a
dramatic production every year in
The chapter here was started
by Mr. Bruce Loving, former dir-
ector of dramatics, and Mr. Harold
Weiss succesded him as director.
The officers of the fraternity, have
always been the same as the of-
ficers of the Players; and the
fraternity, since its founding, has
been led by Presidents Miriam
Carpenter, Mary Lou Wilcox, Lee
Wingate Keith, June Stoll, Doro-
thy Harrington and Mary Vaughan
All over the United States, in
more than 150 colleges, Alpha Psi
Omega stands for the highest in
college dramatics, and Alpha Psi
Omega members always find them-
selves welcomed cordially by mem-
bers of fellow chapters.
The Mary Washington chapter
is one of the youngest in Virginia,
other chapters in the state being
located at Washington and Lee
university, Lynchburg c o 1 le g e ,
Emory college, the University of
Richmond, Roanoke college,
Hampden-Sydney college and Vir-
ginia Polytechnic Institute.
In schools where there is no
other dramatic organization, Alpha
Psi Omega undertakes the pre-
sentation of plays, but at Mary
Washington the fraternity acts as
counselor general to the active or-
ganization, the Mary Washington
Members are admitted at formal
initiation ceremonies twice a year,
having gained their right to mem-
bership by acquiring 100 points,
according to a special point sys-
tem, through various types of
dramatic work, both in the Play-
ers and in other organizations or
events sometimes calling for dra-
At present the membership con-
sists of Lee Hall, Catherine |
Sprinkle, Mary Vaughan Heazel,
Mr. Houston, Mr. McDermott and
Mr. Faulkner. All alumnae mem-
bers retain their membership fori
life. Half a dozen or more Players
plan to become eligible for mem-
bership during this school year.
duction this session will be
given January 16 in George |
Washington Auditorium. Tick-
ets for KIND LADY will be onl
sale in front of the College
Shoppe, so come in immediately!
following the holidays and get
your choice seat. The prices of
admission will be twenty-eight
(28) and forty-four (44) cents.
As heretofore, the forty-four
(44) cent seats are the center
section. All seats are reserved .[
It looks just like home over
Hamlet House way — in her win-
dow Willye Evans has Christ-
mas lights, blue and red and|
green, all entwined with holly
Bfl &m ■::-
Friday, December 11, 1942
The Scenes Of "Kind Lady
M. W. Players
and Their Aims
Ever since State Normal
school days in Fredericksburg,
thirty-odd years ago, the girls
on Marye's Heights have been
putting on plays. That eternal
dramatic urge is one that can
never be smothered, and so, in
order to put a bit more artistry
into the flame, the histrionical-
ly inclined students organized
themselves into the Dramatic
This Dramatic club stood the
test of years. It constantly
grew larger and better, and the
girls gradually put on more, and
more elaborate, productions.
Five years ago, at the time
when Fredericksburg State
Teachers' college became Mary
Washington college, the Dra-
matic club became the Mary
Washington Players. Since that
time it has been functioning as
the major dramatic group on
the campus, working on presen-
tations of its own and helping
with dramatic presentations of
other groups and organizations.
The Players now include 42
members and 94 apprentices.
Interested girls are taken into
apprenticeship by tryout work
on one-act plays twice a year.
After apprentices work on a
major production, they are ele-
vated to membership.
The first induction of new ap-
prentices this year will be held
Sunday night, at which time
about 80 students will become
Players apprentices. At the
same time, about 20 apprentices
will be made members.
The Players average two or
three major productions of their
own each year and help with the
senior play. Two series of one-
act plays are also presented
annually, as the method of try-
ing out aspiring apprentices.
Working in conjunction with
the Players are the classes in
dramatic arts, most of the mem-
bers of which are members of
the club before starting the
classes or become so during
the course of the year. By
becoming members, they are an
integral part of the organiza-
tion and also get point system
credits for all dramatic work
done. These credits, in suffici-
ent quality and quantity, lead
to life membership in the Mary
Washington chapter, the Eta
Eta cast, of Alpha Psi Omesa.
national honorary dramatic fra-
Ordinarily the club sponsors
another undertaking which, for
the duration of the war has been
suspended. For the past half a
dozen years groups of students
and faculty members have gone
to Richmond and Washington
from three to six or seven
times a year to see Broadway
plays on tour.
The Players are currently
working on KIND LADY to
be presented on January 16.
and after that will begin work
on the second production of the
year, which has not yet been
Dr. Castle Carries
Bodies Off Stage
Doctor Castle must be cut out
by fate to be a professional man,
for he played the role of a
lawyer in "Peg O' My Heart"
last year and now he plays the
part of a doctor in "Kind Lady."
When asked how he liked the
part, he replied, "Oh, it's much
too strenuous. All I do is carry
bodies off the stage."
But what Dr. Castle is really
worried about is the delay until
January. He can remember one
of his lines but he just knows
he'll forget the other one.
Well, Doctor, concentrate real
hard and see if you can remem-
ber that line 'cause we'll be
listening for it on the sixteenth
Bobbie Fick hails from Eliza-
beth, New Jersey. Since her
freshman year, Bobbie has taken
part in dramatics on the hill.
She was in "Sorority House,"
"Jane Eyre" and "Yellow
Jacket." It is not strange that
now she is technical director
of "KIND LADY." Bobbie is
majoring in dramatics and real-
ly does like it. She used to
have an ambition to make the
theatre her career but a certain i
young fellow changed her mind.
By the way, housekeeping will
soon be her career. Yes, it's
wedding bells for Bobbie this I
You can find Bobbie Fick al-
most any afternoon or evening
building scenery in Westmore-
land. She enjoys being techni-
cal director though it is a lot
Bobbie enjoys seeing plays,
likes dancing, loves to eat and
thinks horse back riding is a
wonderful way to spend any
For "Kind Lady
Director: Dr. Norman Reid.
Assistant: Flora Copenhaver.
Stage Manager: Daphne
Assistant and Call Girl: Jewel
Designer: Mr. Donald Jones.
Assistant: Barbara Fick.
Scene Technician: Betty
Building Carpenter: Marie
Nettie Evans, Ginger Sher-
lock, Martha Holloway,
Marilyn Price, Cleo Chelekis
Olga Lavore, Josephine
Bruno, Merle Updike,
Gloria Keppler, Bette Davis,
Stage Carpenter: Rosemary
Crew: Same as above.
Sound Technician: Gloria
Scene Painter: Virginia
Crew: Elaine Reifsnyder,
Sylvia Herbst, Ada Clement,
Alva Jenks, Jeanne Ever-
Property Master: June
Crew: Betty Schaeffer, Eliza-
beth Gorham, Ruth Samuel,
Catherine Sprinkle, Mar-
Lighting Artist: Dot Barrett.
Crew: Sara Davis, Joyce
Davis, Harriet Walls.
Costumer: Marjorie Marek.
Assistant: Louise Miller.
Makeup: Savilla Tuttle.
Assistant: Eileen Bousch.
"Heave-ho, a'lifting scenery we will go!" That's the battle-cry
of Sylvia Herbst, Rosemary Fairbank, Betty Ames, and Sara Davis
as they merrily p<*ind nails and drag the new set around in West-
moreland basement under Mr. Jenes' direction.
Stage Designing And "Kind Lady"
By Donald Jones
Scene designing is a com-
paratively new art of the the-
atre, which, as practiced today,
is founded on principles de-
veloped in the latter half of the
19th century by a quiet little
German-Swiss villager with the
soul of an artist and the mind
of a dreamer. Adolph Appia
is capable of staging effects that
the playwrights are incapable of
using effectively in their plays.
The time is coming, however,
when the playwright and the
] scene designer will work closer
and closer together, preparing
productions that are unified,
theatrical, and emotionally stim
saw the plays and operas of j ulating — calling into play all
his age, performed in the oper- : their varied arts and crafts. The
atic tradition, and was disgusted College and Little Theatre
Most Mary Washington girls
think of Edwina as a fairly
sensible girl but now they are
beginning to wonder, in fact,
they're asking, "Is she really
crazy?" They have reason to
ask it too, for this freshman
from Betty Lewis is taking the
part of a mentally deficient wo-
man for the third consecutive
time. You'll remember her in
"Murder at Mrs. Loring's" which
was produced in summer school
and in "The Siege," a one-act
play given this fall.
As "Ada" in "Kind Lady"
Edwina has only four words to
say, but you can't expect a wo-
man with the mind of a seven-
year-old to do much talking.
Edwina lives in Kentucky.
She has directed dramatics at
Camp Daniel Boone, has won
first place in Humorous Decla-
mation, Kentucky State; Ora-
torial Declamation, Kentucky
State; Kentucky Orator ial Dec-
by the flapping solidarity of the
scenes, and the obvious inade-
quacy of the lighting employed.
Others before him had seen the
faults but it was left for him
to begin the miracle of effective
At about this time the great
Richard Wagner had returned
from exile to the Beyruth Fes-
tival Theatre. He and Adolf
Appia together sought to weave
about the Teutonic mythologies
a theatrical production employ-
ing all the revolutionary ideals
they had conceived. Appia's
designs were more far reaching
than any of his contemporaries
suspected .since they influenced
not only the productional ele-
ments of theatre, but the very
architectural form of the theatre
In America there have been
only a few scene designers of
importance, because the field is
very new and there were so
few to point the way. Robert
Edmond Jones, Donald Oens-
lager, Woodman Thompson, and
Lee Simonson were among the
first; and today the second gen-
eration of American scene de-
signers is active in the theatre.
Howard Bay, Lawrence Gold-
wasser, and Joseph Meilziner
are carrying on the traditions of
The work they have done has
been good. The theatre today
has outstripped the playwright,
and the designer's theatre is
far in advance of the plays that
are being written for it. The
technical theatre under the
guidance of the scene designer
lamation, Kentucky State; and
second place in Woman's Di-
vision of Oratorial Declamation
at George Washington Memo-
rial Tournament of five states
at Emory and Henry College,
movements have joined in this
search for a new theatre form
and realized the value and im-
portance of the theatre in their
curriculums and communities.
What is the art that has made
possible the rapid advancement
of the theatre all over the
world in the past twenty years?
It is founded on the precept
that the stage is a three dimen-
sional space, out of which a
three dimensional setting must
be carved which will enhance
the mood and atmosphere of the
play, and assist the actors and
the playwright to present a
plastic representation of their
ideas. This precept of the
three dimensional does not end
with the physical setting, but
must be carried out in color,
rhythm, and balance of pigment
and light. We believe today
that we can go even further and
suit theatre form to the play,
and treat actor, playhouse, and
audience as a unit to be in-
fluenced by subtle changes of
what I can only describe as a
fluid setting made of light and
scenery. This fluidity will be
achieved largely by light.
Nonetheless, we who work in
technical theatre do not deal
entirely with ethereal ideas and
plans for the future 1 — our work
includes many arts and crafts
with which it is essential that
we be thoroughly familiar. The
scene designer is not an interior
decorator, nor a painter, nor a
sculptor, but he must be thor-
oughly familiar with the arts
and crafts of all of these fields.
In addition he must be schooled
in the use of a medium foreign
to all three — the theatre, and
especially the theatre of emo-
The creation of a setting for
KIND LADY has been going
on for some time, starting with
Continued on Page 7
Radio In Wartime
By Mr. D. JONES
When the world goes to war,
the women of the world are
called upon to do many things
they normally are not asked or
expected to do. As the men go
into Army, Navy, and Marine
Corps, the women will take over
jobs and responsibilities the
men leave behind them. Radio
will be one of the most im-
portant fields in which they
will be called upon to serve.
In radio the services can
easily be divided into two gen-
eral headings: engineering and
production. In the engineering
control — you will be called upon
to serve the American people.
The government alone will ab-
sorb many hundreds of thou-
sands of radio engineers in the
continental United States to re-
pair the equipment that goes to
war — and to service the vast
systems which produce that
equipment. The privately
owned and operated stations
and networks will absorb many
more in the same type of work.
The demands are already being
made and women today are
^stepping into those jobs.
Many of us forget radio pro-
duction and the service it ren-
ders daily to the American
people and the world at large.
Whole corporations and indus-
tries depend for example, on
the time signals sent out over
the air waves at fifteen-minute
intervals twenty-four hours a
day. The demands will be
heavy on women to do this
work, in fact those demands
are also already being made.
Still another and probably an
equally important factor in ra-
dio in war time is the morale
service to the Armed Forces and
to the people on the home front.
Programs are designed daily to
stimulate interest in War Bond
sales, Red Cross Aid, Volun-
teer War Work Committees,
and a hundred other worth-
while causes. Programs are also
designed for purely entertain-
ment and morale building pur-
poses, and are piped halfway
around the world.
Since many of the key men
have already been called into
service, now is the time to
prepare yourselves for the po-
sitions you will be asked to
fill. At Mary Washington Col-
lege we seek to stress the im-
portance of learning the fullest
use of the medium of radio, and
of learning all phases of the
work, and learning it the way
it is being done in professional
Continued on Page 7
Local Radio Man
In "Kind Lady"
Archie Smith as Peter Sant-
ard in "Kind Lady" is cute,
twenty-four and bashful! When
asked if he had a girl, he just
said, "Hey! that's not fair. You
can't ask me anything personal
like that." But he turned a
beautiful scarlet so I'll leave it
up to you to decide. Does he
have a girl?
Perhaps M. W. C. best knows
Archie as one of the radio an-
nouncers over WFVA, but you'll
soon remember him as Peter
Santard in KIND LADY.
Peter is a light-hearted, happy-
go-lucky American in England
and Archie is perfect for the
part. He's had lots of experi-
ence in dramatics. He was in
high school plays in Fredericks-
burg, and in the Virginia Play-
ers at the University of Vir-
ginia. He has studied under
the direction of the Russian
Actress Nina Soloma, who cre-
ated the role of Anna Karena in
St. Petersburg. Then he worked
under the direction of Michael
Chekhou with the Chekhou
Theatre Players in New York
ti&TS&MM i ,-,.,&>
Friday, December 11, 1942
Above are the entrants in the annual Doll Show sponsored by
the Freshman Commission. In the center of the table is the winning
doll, made by Betty Lou Loftis' group. The rag dolls presented a
colorful and original display in the cross-halls of Virginia Hall.
Mr. Weiss Writes To
Us From Wisconsin
Mr. Harold Weiss of the Dra-
matics Department is on leave.
We are printing the following
letter from him as an interview.
1211 Garfield St.
Dec. 5th, 1942.
"First let me tell the editor
how much I enjoy the issues of
The Bullet that I've receive!
out here in Madison. It really
brings back vividly all the de-
lightful memories of Freder-
icksburg and Mary Washington
"Now for my history! I
graduated from high school in
Los Angeles, Calif, and got my
A. B. and M. A. from Colorado
State College of Educatio» in
Greeley, Colorado. While there
I was president of the Dramatic
club and member of Phi Chapter
of Alpha Psi Omega.
"For five summers I was
business manager, assistant di-
rector of The Little Theater of
the Rockies. During this time
I played in some twenty-five
plays, including "Winterset,"
"Journey's End," "Boy Meets
Girl," .... etc. etc.
of continuous service, in the
country. They have a staff of
35 paid technicians, script
writers and program workers.
"My work is quite enjoyable
— if a little stiff at times. I've
given two make-up demonstra-
tions in different parts of Wis-
consin for high school confer-
ences and enjoy everything but
the extreme cold. It has been
5° below zero for the past week
and everyone is out skiing and
skating. I borrowed a pair of
skates yesterday and had a great
time decorating my body with
"I would certainly like to hear
from my friends in Fredericks-
burg and Mary Washington
M. W. To Lose
Four feet eleven and one-
fourth (and don't forget the
one-fourth!), eyes of blue, blond
iair and loads of personality.
All of this and much more
make up Nina Ruth Zirkle,
better known as "Twink," the
little lady who entertained us
a few weeks ago with "Barrel
House Bessie" and "This Is
Worth Fighting For."
"Twink" comes, to us from
Petersburg, Virginia. She grad-
uated from Dinwiddie High
School where she sang with the
high school dance band.
"Twink" began her musical
career at the age of four when
?he sang "Diana" in a minstrel
>how. At seven she began sing-
ing popular songs on the Sally
Sothern Program over WRVA in
Richmond and did so until she
was twelve. Her favorite song
is "Stars Fell On Alabama."
This summer "Twink" joined
the Barter Theatre in Abingdon,
Virginia where she played her
favorite part as the ten-year
Catch The Eye
What's the first thing that
strikes your eye as you enter
Monroe? Murals! Murals!
Beautiful and artistic murals!
Mr. Schnellock and his class of
14 young ladies are entitled to
a great deal of praise.
When the mural students first
entered the class, they had as
their introductory practice the
job of painting the state seals
on either side of the doorways
as well as painting the small
state flags. In doing this work,
they acquainted themselves with
the problems of mural painting.
At the present time, the mural
students are painting state
seals. A seal has been allotted
to each student. They have
made large sketches and have
transferred them to the walls
Eighteen are completed and a
few more are almost completed.
Mr. Schnellock informed us
that these murals must have a
"quite professional" appearance.
Since the students don't even
pretend to be professional paint-
old," Lee, ^ttaTpUy "Guwt in IE!"— -^P !?£?- fe - ^
Marilyn Graves Wins
Third In State
At the recent poster exhibi-
tion held in Richmond in con-
nection with the State Edu^-
"Then after hree years 1 1 tion meeting, hundreds of post-
supervisor of English and Dra- ! ers were submitted from all parts
matics at The Gilcrest teacher- j ol the state -
training center, I came to Mary ' Marilyn Graves, vice-presi-
Washington College. You prob- j dent, Art Club, won third prize
ably can fill in the record of our | f °r her poster entitled "You
productions with the Mary j Can Buy Freedom."
Washington Players and Alpha The prize winning posters
Psi Omega." (Mr. Weiss was ' have been shipped to Washing-
the sponsor of the Mary Wash- ton to the Treasury Department
ington Players; he took the lead- where they will be photographed
ing role in many of our plays, and exhibited in connection with
such as "The Shining Hour," and the war effort
"Jane Eyre"; and he was di- It is interesting to note that
rector of many productions.)
all 5 posters submitted by Mary
"At present I'm working on Washington girls were included
my Ph. D. at the University of j in the group sent to the Treas-
Wisconsin and have just re- ; U ry Department,
ceived a scholarship to help pay j The girls who made posters
expenses. I'm also teaching a , under Miss Duggan's supervision
class in speech at the school of were: Marilvn Graves (won
Agriculture here. A month or , 3rd prize), Nancy Aitcheson,
so ago I played a role in The Nancy Lee Tucker. Jeannette
University Players production of , Harrison, Betty Taylor.
"What Every Woman Knows" | Dr. Alvey. who was present
(Scotch Dialect). In my spare j at the meeting, has requested
time? I've i lied in with roles that all prize-winning posters
the House." After the season
was over "Twink" was offered
a screen test with 20th Century
Fox and scholarships to two dra-
matic schools in New York, one
of which was the Neighborhood
Playhouse where she expects to
go after Christmas.
"Twink" is majoring in Dra-
matics here and is a special
student. Her main ambition is
to be a good Shakespearean
actress but when questioned
further about it "Twink"
laughed and said, "It looks
like I'll probably end up by
being a musical comedienne."
She is also interested in radio
work and thinks that she will
probably do more radio than
stage work for "whoever saw
a Lady Macbeth who was four
feet eleven and one-fourth."
"Twink's" favorite hobby is
jitterbuggii g with eating run-
ning a close second. However
J she would rather jitterbug than
eat when she's hungry and
"that's saying a lot." "Twink"
fully appreciates the value of
money and would like some day
to be able to hold a million dol-
lars in her hand and say "it's
all mine." The smell of new
books, the sound of applause,
and walks in the rain, also,
make up three of the many of
Twink seems to be a girl of
many talents. She often en-
tertains her roommates by go-
ing through the motions of
leading a band which is on a
recording. She has only to
listen to the record once, and
then, as one of her roommates
described it, "She seems to pull
the music out of the air."
Marie Kennedy and Edith
Mays share 242 in Virginia with
"Twink," so drop in when you
are feeling blue and "Twink's"
quick wit and "fetching" per-
sonality will have you feeling
like new in no time.
ficulties ahead of them. He be
lieves, however, that they will
be trained to surmount them.
Opposite the map of Virginia
the students have painted a Vir-
ginia coat-of-arms which dates
from the period when Virginia
was a British Dominion.
in radio plays from WHA. I'm
also carrying a course in radio
be sent to this college to be
placed on exhibition when the
engineering here besides classes Treasury Department has fin
in Voire Science, Speech Pathol- ished with them.
ogy, etc. The theater here isi
one of the most beautiful, mod- DEVOTIONALS
ern, and best equipped in the An outstanding Christmas pro-
country. It was designed by ■ gram has been planned for De-
Lee Simonson and seats about votionals Sunday night. The pro-
1300. There are three or four , gram, entitled "Peace On Earth,
other . theaters here that are ; Goodwill to Men" will be varied!
used by various playing groups, ( There will be a solo by Marjorle
hut Wisconsin is particularly Lou Davis, a tableau, violin music,
proud of WHA. and a dramatic monologue by the
"It is one of the finest radio
stations in the country and en-
popular and able Peggy Moran.
Those who attend can look for-
Scventy-three students are
The Beginners, Intermediate
and Advanced Classes in Mod-
ern Dance, and the Junior and
Senior Dance Clubs participated
in a "Dance Symposium" in the
Gymnasium on Wednesday eve-
ning, Dec. 9th.
The first half of the program
consisted of techniques in which
the dancers participated. The
second half of the . program was
composed of original dances pre-
sented by students from the
Miss Marion |Chauncey, Mr.
Emil Schnellock and Mr. Levin
Houston II, were the Judges.
Intermediate awards went to
1. Gymnopaedi, 2. The Marion-
ettes. Beginner's awards went
to 1. 1942, 2. The Women. In-
structor — Mildred P. Stewart.
COMPOSITIONS OF THE
CLASS IN BEGINNERS'
I. The Clockwork Dancers —
"The Clockwork Dancer" —
Eugene Goosens; Martha Selec-
man, Nancy Lee Shugart, Donna
Shearer, Betty Woodward, Merle
Updyke, Frances Shirley.
II. The Women — No Accom-
paniment — Anne Marshall,
Dorothy Holiday, Nan Gates,
Natalie Tallman, Nancy Fitch.
III. Physically Busy — Dance
of the Flutes — Nutcracker Suite
— Tschaikowsky — Helen Balash,
Louise Cornell, Mary Lou Hev-
erley. Jo Hutt. Anne Richard,
son. Dorothy Jane Smith.
IV. Dance in % Pattern —
Dance of the Flutes — Mary Lon
For the best way to start the
Yuletide Season off right, try
beginning each day by hum-
ming that smoothie that's been
hogging the Hit Parade of late,
WHITE CHRISTMAS ... If
you're in the market for a disc
of the same, you can't go wrong
with Charlie Spivak's rendition
of it and YESTERDAY'S GAR-
DENIAS (Columbia 36649).—
Do you know what's the 'solid-
ist' thing that ever 'twirled a
turban'? Why, none other than
MISTER FIVE BY FIVE, him-
self! Harry James does it up
right for Columbia (36650),
along with Helen Forrest doing
THAT SOLDIER OF MINE,
on the other side. — And speak-
ing of Mister James, his I HAD
THE CRAZIEST DREAM is
tops! Mrs. McAfee's li'l boy
Johnny is plenty good himself,
in vocalizing A POEM SET TO
MUSIC (Columbia 36659).— In
our column of 'oldies', we can't
overlook the number that's
making its comeback in the C.
Shoppe these days, namely,
CELERY STALKS AT MID-
NIGHT, backed up by one of
the best things that Boogie
Woogie has ever produced,
DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE.
The twosome is rendered by Will
Bradely and his Orchestra, fea-
turing Ray McKinley, the man
who massages the skins. ... If
you're looking for a nifty num-
ber for your Christmas shopping
list, by all means, don't over-
look one of Harry James' latest,
MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU,
topped off by CONSTANTLY, a
nicer couplet can't be found.
tirely run by the University, j ward also to singing carols — fav-
No advertising comes over its orites all. Devotionals will be all
microphone and it is reported I too brief, beginning at 7 Sunday
to be the oldest station, in pointevening in Monroe.
holding undergraduate cash don James, Bettv Atkins, Jeanne
scholarships for the 1942-43 Ketchum, Provi Keelan, Bever-
schhol year at the University ley Beadles, Lynn Bennett,
of Wisconsin. Marion Brook.
V. 1942— Pacific 231 — Hon-
negar — Imogene Garrett, Diana
Arakelian, Marjorie Smith, Mary
Morrow, Becky MacGill, June
MdCully, Dorothy Potts
VI. Dawn — Street Scene — Al-
fred Newman — Ann Martin
Phyllis Costuma, Betty Pratt,
Dot Lyons, Ann Pollard, Augus-
ta Kirberger, Barbara Linde.
VII. A Day in the Life of a
Wooden Soldier — Parade of the
Wooden Soldiers — Victor Her-
bert — Penny Chapman, Clara
Atkinson, Dorothy Hiers, Thelma
McGaw, Dorothy Ballentine.
VIII. Versatile Dollies — Gol-
liwog's Cakewalk — Debussy —
Edna Powell, Jean Slee, Cleo
Chelekis, Grace Bailey, Jane
* * * i
FOOTNOTE ON WAR
There is a manpower prob-
lem in Germany with tragic-
overtones. Preparations are re-
ported under way for profession-
al military training of boys 14
and 15 years old.
* * *
The survey of handicapped
persons also included provision
for study of the use of women
in industry. It was found that
— with proper training — they
could perform the duties of a
majority of industrial jobs.
One ordnance plant already
has hired women for 50 per
cent of its jobs. Their work is
high grade and sometimes su-
perior to that of men.
COMPOSITIONS OF THE
Senior To Fly
To Puerto Rico
It's back to the home country
by plane for one of the M. W. C,
"Christmas Graduates." Emma
Rose Levy ,who is completing her
course here, has word that she has
a place in an Army-controlled Pan-
American Clipper from Miami to
Puerto Rico after December 21 "to
be home by Christmas." The trip
will be expensive and did, she ad-
mits, require a bit of string pull-
Emma Rose came to Mary
Washington in September, 1939,
and has not been out of this coun-
try since. She says the first three
months were the only hard ones,
and was amazed when asked if
she liked Mary Washington. "My
goodness, what a question! — it has
been my home, hasn't it?" This in
the crisp accent of a girl who hag
spent the terms here and the vaca*
tions "wherever I was asked" for
more than three years. This fall
she has been in Bowling Green
doing apprentice teaching in Home
Last summer, Emma says, she
was offered a job in West Virginia,
planning meals, playing house-
keeper, and "then, you know, be-
ing nice" to a group of Air Cadets.
She considered herself "too young
a mother for the boys," but it was
pretty tempting not to come back
to earning "fifteen credits and aa
pay." Emma has not found a man
simply because there's "too much
merchandise to pick from." Her
(;parkling speech has made her
delightful company. She goes back,
regretting a little, and yet glad to
be going home. We shall miss her
and remember her as one who
made a real "non-stop flight"
through Mary Washington.
AND ADVANCED MODERN
II. The Marionettes — Dance
of the Sugarplum Fairy —
Tschaikowsky — Jane Trevvette,,
Betty Hughes, Doris Scott.
III. Gymnopaedia — Gymno-
pedie — Satie — Pat Henry, Sarah
Gifford, Marianette Klinesmith,
Ida Barbara Wilson.
IV. The Fire Dancer-Ritual
Fire Dance — Manuel DaFalla —
Margaret Hudson, Sara Davis,
V. The Suicide — The Suicide
— Edna St. Vincent Millay —
Reader: Betty McCausland;
Louise Cook, Ruth. Miller, Vir-
BUY WAR BONDS | CLASSES IN INTERMEDIATE I ginja Lambreth. Ann Whinery
it ma m rx itn^'- « rffl i mtt i » i r*i«i b m^
Basketball Season Starts
After Holidays-Let's Play
The basketball season of
1942-43 will begin January 14
with the Dormitory games.
There will be thirteen differ-
ent teams: three from Frances
Willard; three from Virginia;
one from Ball, one from the
combination of Custis and Madi-
son; one from Betty Lewis; two
from Westmoreland; and two
town teams. Managers for
these teams have been appointed
by the student head of basket-
ball, Kathleen Harrison.
There are a few regulations
for those who intend to play
basketball winter quarter. It is
up to the manager of each team
to enforce these points.
1. Those girls who made
class teams last year may not
play on a dormitory team.
2. One girl may play on only
3. All games are to begin at
7:15 P. M. sharp.
4. All officials, student coach-
es, and teams come at 7:00 so
that each team will be ready
to start their game promptly.
5. In case a team is not ready
at 7:15 P. M.< the referee shall
have the right to declare the
game forfeited by that team.
6. The managers should be
very careful to check up on the
physical condition of each mem-
ber of her team regularly. No
person should be allowed to play
if there are any physical ail-
ments. If there are any ques-
tions concerning the condition
of a player, the manager should
see Miss Hoye or Kathleen Har-
7. Managers should make an
appointment with Dr. Scott to
have every member of her team
physically checked. Report back
to Kathleen Harrison when this
has been done. This must be
completed before they can par-
ticipate. If anyone wishes to
get a check-up at home during
Christmas and bring a slip back
saying that this has been done,
that too will serve the purpose.
The managers for each team
have been appointed and are
as follows: 1st floor Willard-
Draws To Close
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'«« ■ ■ ■" IW . - W. JftLXIMW i
The hockey season has closed
with the DEVIL-GOAT game as a
climax. We all know the outcome
of that so we won't go into the
subject of scores. This article is
just to point out the people who
did their utmost to make the sea-
son a most successful one.
First of all, there is Miss Hoye,
instructor in Physical Education
here at Mary Washington. With-
out her untiring efforts and in-
terest in after school hockey, there
probably would have been the
same situation this year as there
was last year. To make hockey
more interesting and provide time
for the traditional games between
the Devils and the Goats, she com-
bined her classes and fitted the
occasions into her schedule.
Second our vote of thanks go to
"Bebes" Hansell, student director
of hockey for the Athletic Associ-
ation. She arranged the games,
appointed people to do things, and
saw that everything ran smoothly.
No games without her!
Third, we salute the captains of
the four teams who played in the
tournament. They were Anita
Devers, Marilyn Price, Ginger
Sherlock, and Gene Senecal. The
last set of tournament games were
played in real style.
Fourth, to Marilyn Price and the
members of the Officiating Board,
we say 'thanks'! They did a good
job in providing student officials
for the games. This is the first
year that we have had a hockey
officiating board on the campus
and it was very successful.
Fifth, we give a cheer to the
two girls who were captains of the
DEVIL-GOAT teams for the big
game. They both play a mean
game of hockey and we aren't
kiddin'. They were Anita Devers
and Ginger Sherlock!
Don't forget, we wlil be around
next fall for some more hockey
HOOFPRINTS IN THE SNOW
Betty B. bet Mr. Walther it
wouldn't snow. Had she won, she
would have been the first one to
ride Haw Smiles since his return
from Norfolk. Too bad Betty.
We've heard of a 2 year old colt
here in F'burg named Betty. She's
a good jumper. Saturday, Kitty
learned how not to kick a horse.
She learned the hard way. Jean
Hopkins finally broke her record.
Tar Baby was the first to land
her on the ground.
All our old friends, the horses
we have all missed this fall, have
returned from war duty in Nor-
folk, and they all look grand. Ap-
parently Uncle Sam took good
care of them. Mr. Walther is la-
menting the extra poundage they
have acquired, especially My
Thrill. She needs reducing.
Have you met Danny, the new
4 year old thoroughbred? His con-
formation is surpassed only by
Bachelor Boy. Danny's is a racing
past. Last year he was the fastest
starting colt at Pimlico. It's nice
to have a celebrity in the barn.
May all you Jocks have the
merriest Christmas yet, and a
super vacation to you all.
--But Laundry Problems? HO!
Even a Freshman soon learns how to handle Laundry
Problems — just send your laua'ry home by Railway
Express — and have it returned to you the same way.
You'll find it's really no problem at all.
Low rates include pick-up and delivery at no extra charge,
within our regular vehicle limits, in all cities and principal
towns. Your laundry can be sent prepaid or collect, as you
choose. Psst! Send and receive baggage, gifts, etc. the
same convenient way.
tmm NATtON-WiDC RAH-AIR SERVICE
Dot. Harris, Student Tennis
Chairman for the Athletic As-
sociation has announced the
winners of the Fall Tennis
Tournament. They are:
Singles: Eileen K. Murray
winning for the Goats.
Doubles: Peg Morfen and Mr.
Nicks of the Commerce faculty.
Miss Moran is a Devil. They
played Sue Fuss and Ruth Hur-
ley in the finals and won 6-2;
they decided to take over the
duties as butler and housekeep-
er, respectively. Mr. Edwards
is pretty well satisfied with his
SaUv" Heritage"; 2nd* floor WH- position because it seems he has
owiiy "" 1 ' . o-j *i -1<» hie nnccoeeinn information
lard-^Jack Brown; 3rd floor j in his possession information
Willard — Kitty Heuer; 1st floor
Virginia — Evelyn Robinson; 2nd
floor Virginia — Anita Devers;
3rd floor Virginia-— Dot Harris;
Ball — Virginia Sherlock; Custis
and Madison — Lucy Johnson;
Cornell — Eleanor Packard; Bet-
ty Lewis — Mickey Mills; West-
moreland — not appointed as yet; j
1st Town team — Bobby Hill;
2nd Town team — Mavis Bradder.
All girls who wish to play on
one of these teams, please see
the girl who has been appointed
manager for your dormitory or
floor . We should have a big
basketball season this year. All
you girls who are interested in
basketball but can't play on a
team, come over to the gym to
see the games. Support your
team and watch THE BULLET
for announcement of the games.
that can be used to blackmail
There is also a love interest
between Phyllis Glenning, Mary
Herries' niece, and Peter Sant-
The play has a prologue, three
acts, and an epilogue. The set-
ting of the play is in Montague
What happens when Henry
Continued From Page 5
the designs for the whole pro-
duction — not only scenery, but
lighting, costumes, and make-up,
all worked out in conjunction
with the style of production de-
cided upon by the director, who
has in turn designed the effects
to be produced by the actors.
New materials have been or-
dered and a new setting has
been built. Since no scene is
right for even two moments of
a single play — it can not be right
for two plays. Within a single
play the scene is changed by
rang of thieves sp i n light and costumes, ever moving
their web around Mary Herries? ever different; and between
Come to see KIND LADY **™ j^Jf^tl h f
and find outk!
January 16th — Date
Continued From Page 1
of "Angel Street" and "Guest in
the House" now on Broadway.
Mary Herries, the "KIND
LADY", feels the pang of char-
ity one late Christmas Eve,
and brings into her home out
of the cold night a tall, dark,
stranger, Henry Abbott.
Miss Herries chances ot meet
again with Henry Abbott when
he comes to her house to sell
some cheap paintings. By this
time, the audience can see the
threads of the web begin to spin
about Mary Herries. Slowly
but surely the gang of thieves
move in on her.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and
their daughter, came to vis
Radio In Wartime
Continued From Page 5
radio studios— in order to fit
you best for a job and not for
a training school.
It is patently impossible to
present any far reaching survey
of radio in three months, and
for that reason the work is
planned more on a yearly basis.
Yet every effort is made to make
it possible for the student to
start in any quarter and com-
plete her work over a period of
three quarters and to learn in
that time the fundamentals of
radio engineering control, studio
management and organization,
radio script writing, and radio
production and direction. We
are seeking to give experience
on every type of program by
actually presenting on the air
built and reworked into a more
perfect setting . for another
In stock production, which is
really what we are doing here
at college, the units that are
built and painted for one show
must last for many others. The
designers' drawings have been
worked into technical drawings,
and the technical drawings have
in turn been worked into wood
and canvas, paint and glue.
When the vacation is over, the
scenery will be moved into the
theatre, set up, and the lighting
carefully worked out. In the
long and arduous hours of
technical rehearsals ahead, the
actors and the technical staff
will work together to prepare a
unified, skillful, and emotion-
ally moving drama. It is our
earnest hope that KIND LADY
will be only one of many fine
productions at Mary Washing-
For Final Dance
The Social Dancing Class under
the leadership of Miss Stwart is
giving a formal dance Saturday
night instead of taking an ordinary
The students decided it would
be a "White Christmas Ball" and
the entire planning of this exam
project is to be done by the stu-
dents under various committees:
Chairman of the Dance, Staria
Douros; head of finance, Jane
Keefer; head of music, Margery
Wheatly; head of figure, Lucille
Young; head of invitations, Fran-
ces Rice; head of refreshments,
Lura Korth; head of clean-up,
Each student is inviting a guest
and invitations have been issued to
the faculty as follows:
Dr. and Mrs. Combs, Dr. and
Mrs. Alvey, Mrs. Bushnell, Miss
Tiirman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Jones, Dr. Norman Reid, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm .McDermott, Mr. and
Mrs. Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Levin.
Houston III, Dr. & Mrs. Bauer, Dr.
Mary Baker, Miss Spiesman, Miss
Hoye, Dr. and Mrs. Hobart C.
Carter, Dr .and Mrs. C. H. Frick,
Dr. and Mrs. Earl Insley, Mr. and
Mrs. R. Kirby, Dr. and Mrs. Al-
mont Lindsey, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
C. Miller, Dr. and Mrs. A. Peirce,
Mr. Emil Schnellock, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Walther, Mr. and Mrs. Ron-
ald Faulkner, Dr. and Mrs. Wm.
Castle, Dr. and Mrs. James H.
consistently popular in annual
surveys. By presenting these
Peanut Week Invites Fun
Continued From Page 1
for examination headaches, of
course. One patriotic girl sent a
defense stamp. There were cigar-
ettes, soap, safety pins, rubber
bands, lipsticks, and pencils. One
lucky had a mysterious telephone
call from her shell.
Then of course there were oodles
and oodles of verses — some good,
some bad. A cute one this:
Wilt thou be
A pretty girl with blond hair
received this one:
Long, blond hair
Sure gets the men.
All I can say
Peanut Week is a yearly in-
stitution here at MWC. and each
The Outing Club
Most of you have heard of
the hikes that are held on Sat-
urday afternoons. Many of
you have asked whether those
hikes are open to anyone or
just to members of a club. The
answer is — anyone is welcome
and the more — the merrier!
Each starts at 2:30 P. M. at
the Flagstone Walk and is led
by a member of the Outing Club.
Not only the hikes themselves,
but membership in the Club is
open to anyone — anyone who
shows that she is interested In
hiking, the great out-doors, and
the country around Fredericks-
burg. For the members there
are special meetings in the form
of supper or breakfast hikes and
This fall the club was not as
active as usual because of the
flood, bad week-end weather,
and the small number of mem-
bers who are back this year.
During the winter, however, the
club hopes to build up an en-
thusiastic group in preparation
for an active spring.
Are you interested? Do you
like informality? Would you
like to get away from the cam-
pus for an afternoon? If so,
come on and hike!
Watch the Chandler bulletin
board. Watch THE BULLET
for information after the holi-
Southern Grill Scene of
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Those in attendance were:
Misses Barbara Beebe, Joyce
Davis, Margery Marck, Lois
Haines, Sallie Roller, Margaret
Ann Farmer, Rebecca Engleman,
Mary Alice Azziz, Jean P. Bux-
ton, Julia Rose, Mary Wallace
Husky, Charlin Cochran, Savilla
Tuttle, Constance Pusey, Rose
H. Gonzales, Jewel Spencer,
Geraldine Shepherd, Virginia
| Fenton, Robin Nelson, Donna
| Shearer, and Dr. George E.
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sional producing organizations,
surveys. By presenting these the student in radio is learnmg year ^bett,, abetter. As
programs on the air, breaking in the best way— through practical s
their daughter, came ^/'S on a network time schedule, and I experience, *9* ™at w na PP ye
Ada, Henry's poor sick wife, and° n a " cvww
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BOND'S DRUG STORE
Caroline and William Sts.
Happy New Year
Betty Washington Inn
JR. & SONS
Phone 24 Phone 73
HAPPY NEW YEAR
to THE BULLET Staff
COLONIAL PRESS, INC.
104 George Street Phone 1201
YOUNG MEN'S SHOP
913 Caroline Street
Hyde Park Clothes
Botany Ties '|J
Work called for and delivered.
SHELTON & TRUSLOW
1006 Main St. Fredericksburg, Va.
619 Caroline Street
We Welcome You As A
Mary Washington Student
'Where our prices are always
F. W. Woolworth
Hours: 9 to 6
Nights by Appointment
1011-B Caroline Street
Permanent Waving - Scalp
Treatments and Hair Styling
JOAN MILLER JUNIORS
BARBARA JANE FASHIONS
For The College Girl
The Anne Dress
821 Caroline St.
Twenty-four hour services on
all film developing and print-
ing. Mail orders filled.
FOR THE COLLEGE
Copying Old Photographs Our
906 y 2 Caroline St.
Phone 896-W Box 557
Mail orders filled promptly.
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24 Hour Taxi Service
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Thompson's Flower Shop
CORSAGES — DECORATIONS
722 Caroline Street Phone 266
Thurs.-Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-11-12
John Carroll - John Wayne -
Anna Lee in
"THE FLYING TIGERS"
News - Capt. Midnight No. 5
Sunday, Dec. 13
Henry Fonda - Lynn Bari - Don
"THE MAGNIFICENT DOPE"
Also Traveltalk - March of Time
3 Shows— 3 - 7 - 9 P. M.
Mon.-Tues.-Wed., Dec. 14-15-16
Tyrone Power - Joan Fontaine
"THIS ABOVE ALL"
Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 17-18
Henry Fonda - Gene Tierney in
"RINGS ON HER FINGERS"
Also News - World In Action
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12
Don "Red" Barry in
Also News - Miniature - Our
Gang Comedy - Gang Busters
No. 4 m
Mon.-Tues., Dec. 14-15
Lloyd Nolan - Marjorie Weaver
"JUST OFF BROADWAY"
Also News - Cartoon Spider
Returns No. 8
Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 16-17
Bargain Days — 2 Shows for the
Price of One Admission
Virginia Bruce - James Ellison
'CAREFUL, SOFT SHOULDER' i
— AND —
Tom Keene in
"WHERE TRAILS END"
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